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Old 05-17-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Guide for dummies !

1) go check the last year results
Long Island Property Taxes 2010 School Vote

2) Click on the link says Nassau or Suffolk depending on which district you live in.

3) Search for your school district

4) See last year how many votes was the difference between winning and losing.

5) Now you know how big a wall you have to climb. Motivate people in that district. Poor district such as Central islip won by very narrow margin last year and could fail this year.

This is how elections are won they target key states you have to target key districts and win.

Going by the data from last year they won by a lot of votes so will have to see how the trend is this year and is it closing the gap and then go for next year until there is a sweep.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Mastic
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Its raining. That is a plus for passing budgets.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Guide for dummies !

1) go check the last year results
Long Island Property Taxes 2010 School Vote

2) Click on the link says Nassau or Suffolk depending on which district you live in.

3) Search for your school district

4) See last year how many votes was the difference between winning and losing.

5) Now you know how big a wall you have to climb. Motivate people in that district. Poor district such as Central islip won by very narrow margin last year and could fail this year.

This is how elections are won they target key states you have to target key districts and win.

Going by the data from last year they won by a lot of votes so will have to see how the trend is this year and is it closing the gap and then go for next year until there is a sweep.

heh. Checked Lawrence and it passed last year, but I do see this...
Lawrence Board-Seat 2
School Board

Rabbi Nahum Marcus* 4,633 (X)
Nicole Di Iorio 3,290
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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This just in. The budgets will all pass. My magic 8 ball says that taxpayers would be stupid to vote no and get a contingent budget that raises their taxes even more. This is not the fight that is going to lower the tax burden. That fight is going on in Albany, not at your voting booth. May 17th is like putting controls on a roller coaster car, they look nice, but your going where the tracks are headed no matter how much you jerk that stick.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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School budgets are a total scam. In fact, look up "scam" in the dictionary and it will list "school budget votes" as an example.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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This just in. The budgets will all pass. My magic 8 ball says that taxpayers would be stupid to vote no and get a contingent budget that raises their taxes even more. This is not the fight that is going to lower the tax burden. That fight is going on in Albany, not at your voting booth. May 17th is like putting controls on a roller coaster car, they look nice, but your going where the tracks are headed no matter how much you jerk that stick.
Not all has a higher contingency budget.

Mine has this:

1.29% increase in spending for regular budget; 1.1% increase in spending for contingency budget;

1.96% increase in tax levy for regular budget; 1.72% increase in tax levy for contingency budget.

Although the differences are tiny, at least they are not playing around with people's heads and holding people hostage by making a much larger contingency budget. I can respect them for that.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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heh. Checked Lawrence and it passed last year, but I do see this...
Lawrence Board-Seat 2
School Board

Rabbi Nahum Marcus* 4,633 (X)
Nicole Di Iorio 3,290
The Lawrence budget last year would have been higher if it failed. The number they put up was less than contingency.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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Default At least fail those where contingency are less

And may be fail where contingency is more and dare the school. They can raise taxes but cant spend with open checkbook.

I saw sachem put a Art show today? Well wondering why they would do that on a VOTE day, they did the same thing last year. Well its a strategy to get parents in there for voting as they will come to see kids art. Well parents with kids going to school are more inclined to the idea that tax increases are for the kids bla bla bla ....


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Old 05-17-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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Just voted "yes" to my district budget.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Default Thanks for your input SIR

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Just voted "yes" to my district budget.
Anyway what district is that ?


Long Island Property Taxes, New York's skyrocketing debt
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